Is there a list somewhere? Please notify me if it is the provinces that are responsible, because I know that the provincial, and not the federal, government operates healthcare for Canadians.

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    I don't see why people are voting to close this as off-topic on grounds of only being relevant to long stays. Reciprocity of healthcare agreements is highly relevant to short-term travelers. Anybody can fall ill or have an accident while traveling. Commented Jun 27, 2016 at 9:25
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  • I'm not certain enough of this to make it an answer, but I believe there are none. All the most likely candidates - UK, EU, Australia, don't have them and US obviously doesn't. Does anyone except EU have these agreements? Commented Jun 28, 2016 at 0:04

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The short answer to your question is none, but only when asking about Canada, that is, at the federal level. Health insurance in Canada comes under provincial jurisdiction so it's up to each province to determine how they cover you abroad.

That said, provinces don't have individual agreements with countries but rather they're required to provide care at the home rate and may not cover everything.

When outside the country, coverage is required to be at home-province/territory rates. As a result, health care services received abroad may not be fully covered by a provincial or territorial health insurance plan

See here for a list of provincial health websites, and a couple of examples of what Alberta and Ontario provide for you outside the country.

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    Saskatchewan has capped out-of-country coverage at C$100/day for many years. Commented Nov 25, 2017 at 22:53

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